Waterfront Dining in the Georgia Mountains

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  1. Walt says:

    I have to say this is an unbelievable post reviewing all these great dining restaurants in the Georgia mountains. I’ve never been there, but reading each and every one of these places makes me want to put it in my travel bucket list. The beautiful scenery and the waterfront feature of each places is breathtaking. I will definitely keep your site as my travel reference and thank you for taking the time to share with us your passion!!! 

  2. Kelvin says:

    Wow! Amazing! Just so amazing. Getting to partake in a waterfront dining is really nice, as one gets to enjoy the breathtaking view of the water and the creatures in it as he or she enjoys their meal. This is something to add to a to-do list when on holidays, and the Georgia Mountains seems to be a great place for such experience. They have over 10 different waterfront restaurants at different locations. Very nice. Thanks for sharing this exciting information with us. It was fun reading this article.

  3. ReeceMichael says:

    i’m a lover of nature and so many times I have loved to just sit and watch the wonders of nature (looking at the trees and water) while enjoying the breeze. These wonderful waterfront restaurants make me really excited — they seem like exactly what I was looking for to enjoy a fantastic meal in a gorgeous natural view. Thanks for sharing for those who visit the Georgia mountains. 

    • Alyce says:

      I agree that it’s so very nice to enjoy these amazing places. The weather is perfect right now and the Autumn leaves are getting more beautiful every day. Make sure to make reservations (where possible) as the mountains have their peak visitor traffic during this time and the waterfront restaurants will reach capacity quickly!

  4. philebur says:

    These restaurants look really great, i think i will be visiting one of these places during the weekend for some family time, thanks. Is is good to have easy access to information about making reservations and finding the waterfront restaurants that are closest to us. Do you have a favorite place that you go to a lot?

    • Alyce says:

      Hi, I haven’t been able to pick a favorite waterfront restaurant, but I do enjoy listening to the sound of water rushing by… for that reason it can be very nice to dine at a riverfront restaurant. 

  5. DarmiMaddie says:

    The Georgia mountains are a very serene place that have a lot more than what people expect. I really like the place and how beautiful and awesome the relaxed pace of life is there. Seeing this here now too has given me a lot of great ideas of places to explore when there to visit my Hubby’s mom. Kudos!

    • Alyce says:

      The mountains are full of beautiful places to explore, and the waterfront restaurants in the mountains are a great way to sit back and enjoy the natural beauty while you have a meal!

  6. Justin says:

    Hello there, I’ve been thinking of going to the Georgia mountains for a while now, but figured we would be staying in a cabin and preparing all of our own meals. It’s nice to see all of these options for waterfront (and outdoor) restaurants to provide a change of pace and some gourmet dining options. Thanks for sharing this list. The map is very helpful too as we plan to explore as much as we can of the North Georgia area, and it will be helpful to look on the map to see if we are nearby any waterfront restaurants!

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Justin, 

      I’m so glad to hear that you have found this article on waterfront restaurants in the Georgia mountains to be useful. Some of these restaurants are a bit off of the beaten path, so the map should be helpful for those days when you want to stop for a bite to eat on your way to (or from) somewhere else.

  7. Mahasin1 says:

    Who would have knew the Appalachian mountains had such wonderful sights and places to dine. Your lay out of the various places a person can go to for enjoyment was good. I especially like that you added the map of the places in a real time manner. How were you able to incorporate that feature?

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Mahasin1, I’m happy to hear that you have found the map feature to be useful. I am able to acheive these custom maps using a wordpress plugin called Hero Maps.

  8. DorcasW says:

    Hello; Wow! I always find the Georgia Mountains Resorts interesting, but the collection of Waterfront Restaurants and bars come to me now as a bonus. Although it is hard for me to make a choice I finally decide on making it to Milton Park at Lake Burton. The scenery at this specific waterfront caught my interest greatly. I hope I can make it before Winter.


    • Alyce says:

      It’s great that there are so many different restaurants on the water to choose from in the Georgia mountains! I’d recommend that you try the ones that are closest to you first, then venture out for a scenic drive if you have enough time to keep exploring.

  9. Mikhail says:

    Growing up on the west coast, the east coast is quite foreign to me. Now, if I ever want to visit the east coast, a waterfront restaurant could definitely be a place I could visit. Thanks to your post, I now know about a few more places of interest I didn’t even know existed. I should bookmark your post so in case I’m ever in Georgia, I know where to go. The pictures are amazing by the way.

    • Alyce says:

      It’s true that the East and West coasts are quite different, but they both offer natural beauty, rich history, and tons of wonderful places to explore. I’m glad you enjoy the photos and hopefully you’ll be able to experience the scenery yourself one day!

  10. Wilson says:

    Great list! I’m from Alabama and travel to Georgia all the time! Next time I’m going to be around one of these spots I’ll have to check them out! I actually think that I will be around Helen and go try out the International Cafe!

    I love the rest of your site too! I’ve hike several times on the AT and have been zip lining Amicoala! 


    • Alyce says:

      Thanks Wilson! I’m so happy to hear that you enjoy the Georgia mountains so much and that you keep returning to the area!! It’s a beautiful area and these waterfront restaurants are the perfect spot to enjoy scenery with a great meal.

  11. Stella says:

    My cousin had given me news about the wonderful enjoyment he had in the Georgia mountains last year at Chophouse of la Prade. I would love to witness it myself. It won’t be anytime than this year, but God’s willing it will be soon. I love exploring nature and it has been so helpful for my mental relief. I came across details about Georgia mountains from this website before I heard from my cousin too. All the Riverside restaurant in here are eye catching and am very sure they will be a superb place to explore.

  12. chrisJ says:

    Well, I’m just about ready to book a trip to the Georgia Mountains today. The Villa Della Luna looks enchanting. You’ve compiled such a great list. Have you personally been to any particular resort that you recommend first? Georgia has always been one of my go to places for time away from my daily life. I did not realize that there were tree house rentals, how awesome?! I find the idea to be stellar, it must be very peaceful. 

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Chris, My recommendation would depend on what you are most looking for during your trip to the Georgia mountains. 

      Personally, I really enjoy the cabins between Blue Ridge and Blairsville for their sunset and mountain views. Staying in Dahlonega at Park Place Hotel is great because you can walk around to so many things. Staying at a vineyard is gorgeous and provides a place to taste some great local flavors. The treehouses are so unique, and they are a great option for when you really want to feel like you are “getting away” from life’s busy bustle. It’s hard to choose a single favorite… it all depends on the setting you prefer!

  13. Kat says:

    What an awesome collection of dining options for anyone researching into their next holiday in the Georgia Mountains. I also love that you’ve mentioned you need to call ahead to make sure the restaurant will be open. It makes sense though when some of these places run during peak holiday season. Seeing the wide range of options while also showing what’s available in each area gives travellers and diners options they would not have thought of going. There’s some gorgeous places listed here. I’ll be sure to bookmark this post and check this list out when I plan my next holiday to Georgia Mountains. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Jim says:

    Hi Alyce. Hopefully I’ll be able to visit some of the magnificent restaurants and site you mention in your article. I have never been to the USA let alone Georgia. But I am planning a lengthy trip there in 2020. My wife and I intend to visit as many areas of the states as we can and the Georgia region is one of them. I will definitely being taking notes from your website and planning the trip around as many of the food venues mentioned as we are able to. The cool mountain streams you have shown us look very inviting. Thank you for this great blog. Jim

    • Alyce says:

      Thanks for the compliments Jim! I have been to all 50 states and I admire your goal of seeing as many as you can. All 50 states have something beautiful to offer and each area of the country can have it’s own character. I hope you and your wife have a fantastic trip to the USA and if you need more info on the Georgia mountains area, be sure to reach out!

  15. Alblue says:

    Oh there are sure a lot of unique dining places in Georgia. I can’t go there this year due to my plan in other country, but I will check it again for next year. From the above restaurants, is there anything that you can recommend for vegetarian? Half of my family is vegetarian (and picky eaters). Thank you in advance for your answer

    • Alyce says:

      Hi, that is a great question. Vegetarians should be able to find many options at most of the nicer restaurants above (vegetarians wouldn’t enjoy the BBQ places), but know that vegans may find it much more challenging in these small towns. 

  16. Eric says:

    While they all sound great, I actually love Mexican and seafood. I see two that have already caught my attention. Hopefully one day I will visit Georgia and get to try out these different restaurants. This is a fantastic and extensive list of different places to dine. 

    Thanks for heads up for foreign travelers.

    • Alyce says:

      There are some great seafood places in the mountains that are able to get local fresh fish (freshwater), so you’ll definitely enjoy some great meals on your trip!

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